2-story restaurant collapses in China, killing 13 people - UPDATED

2-story restaurant collapses in China, killing 13 people - UPDATED
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  • calendar-gray 29 August 2020

Thirteen people were killed in China after a two-story restaurant collapsed during a gathering Saturday morning, state media said, APA reports citing state broadcaster CCTV.

It has been said in a social media post that 30 other people were brought out from the rubble, including four with serious injuries. The restaurant was in Shanxi province's Xiangfen county, about 630 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Beijing.

The cause of the collapse was not immediately clear.

Hundreds of rescue workers, wearing hardhats and face masks, searched for trapped people in a daylong operation.

 

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At 9 am on the 29th, a collapse occurred in the banquet hall of the Juxian Hotel in Chenzhuang Village, Taosi Township, Xiangfen County, Linfen City, Shanxi Province, APA reports citing Tellerreport.

The latest news from Xiangfen County Emergency Management Bureau shows that the rescue force on site has increased to 710 people, rescued 33 people trapped, of which 5 people died.

At the scene of the accident, various working groups are working according to their duties. More than 710 rescue forces have been deployed.

Currently, about 37 people are expected to be trapped. 33 people have been rescued, of which 5 were dead and 1 was seriously injured. The seriously injured are trying their best to rescue them.

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